Monongahela & Bridgeville Auto Repair

Monongahela Location(724) 258-6616
Mon - Tue: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM | Wed - Thu: 8:30 AM - 7:00 PM | Fri: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Bridgeville Location(412) 221-0705
Mon - Tue: 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM | Wed - Thu: 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM | Fri: 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM

Monthly Archives: April 2021

What is the Difference Between Shocks and Struts?

What is the Difference Between Shocks and Struts?

The chances are good even if you are only vaguely familiar with vehicles that you have heard about shock absorbers or shocks and their function. Chances are also pretty good that you either have not heard about struts, have no idea what they do, or think that they are just another name for shocks. Shocks and struts are two very important pieces of equipment for your vehicle, however, and without them your ride would be much less comfortable and even dangerous. Here is the difference between shocks and struts. Shocks Shocks absorb road shock. They function exactly as their name implies. Shocks are not part of the vehicle's suspension and you could drive with bad shocks and even no shocks at all. Your ride would just be really bumpy and possibly dangerous if you lost control of your vehicle. Another function of shocks is on vehicles that use an upper and lower control arm to position the suspension or have a rear solid axle. The shocks in this case absorb road bumps, improve the ... read more